Sparkling ball marks 30 years for hospice

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A HOSPICE cel­e­brated its 30th an­niver­sary by host­ing a char­ity ball, which raised a sparkling £30,000.

Al­most 200 peo­ple donned their finest to at­tend Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care’s re­cent Night of a Thou­sand Stars Gala Ball at The Grove in Chadler’s Cross.

The ball was held as a cel­e­bra­tion of the hospice pro­vid­ing 30 years of care in Bucks and Herts.

Sup­port­ers were greeted at a cham­pagne re­cep­tion with live mu­sic from trio Jazz Con­fi­den­tial.

Af­ter tak­ing their seats in the ball­room and hear­ing about the care the char­ity pro­vides for pa­tients with life-lim­it­ing ill­ness and the sup­port of­fered to their fam­i­lies, guests en­joyed a three course meal be­fore lively bid­ding be­gan on the main auc­tion items.

Lots in­cluded a be­spoke piece of di­a­mond jew­ellery do­nated by Galio jew­ellers, luxury hol­i­days and an orig­i­nal oil paint­ing do­nated by Gallery Rouge.

Direc­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing Gil­lian Bar­nett said: “We are de­lighted to have achieved the mile­stone of pro­vid­ing 30 years of care for lo­cal pa­tients and fam­i­lies and it was fan­tas­tic to cel­e­brate it by rais­ing such a sig­nif­i­cant amount to fund more care.”

More than 14,000 pa­tients have been cared for by the hospice which was set-up 30 years ago by Mar­garet Seal, Daphne Vessey, Mary Robin­son, Mau­reen Bryant and Thelma Steer.”

Paul Dim­i­tar Rid­dell

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